Show Business
Age 60
August 29, 1898 - August 6, 1959
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Preston Sturges was one of the more celebrated American playwright, screenwriter, and film director of the 1940s and early 1950s with films like “The Great McGinty,” “The Lady Eve,” “Sullivan's Travels,” “The Palm Be...
Show Business
Age 73
September 28, 1901 - October 13, 1974
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Ed Sullivan's ultimate claim to fame was that he hosted the longest running prime time variety show in the history of television. On camera his much imitate persona was that of a was that of a humorless, stone-faced emcee. Yet off...
Sports
Age 59
October 15, 1858 - February 2, 1918
Mount Calvary Cemetery / Roslindale / Massachusetts / USA / North America
John L. Sullivan was an American boxer recognized as the first heavyweight champion of gloved boxing, de facto reigning from February 7, 1882, to September 7, 1892. He is also generally recognized as the last heavyweight champion ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 38
July 9, 1919 - December 22, 1957
New Calvary Cemetery / Mattapan / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Tommy Sullivan was a local light heavyweight sensation known for his almost mythical physical strength and a hard-charging, teeth-clenching, just-try-and-stop-me fighting style. Often heard hollering, “Come on, come on!” at hi...
Music
Age 86
September 10, 1922 - November 1, 2008
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Yma Sumac (pronounced Eema) was a Peruvian coloratura soprano who was one of the most famous exponents of exotica music during the 1950s. Sumac became an international success based on her extreme vocal range. It was often reporte...
Crime and their Victims
Age 42
May 4, 1823 - July 7, 1865
Mount Olivet Cemetery / Washington, D.C. / Washington, D.C. / USA / North America
Mary Surratt was American boarding house owner in Washington, D.C., in 1865 who was convicted of taking part in the conspiracy to assassinate U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Sentenced to death, she was hanged and became the first ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 70
May 5, 1894 - July 9, 1964
Calvary Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
From 1935 to 1938, 12 bodies – some people say 13 - were dumped in the area known as Kingsbury Run, a creek bed that ran from East 90th Street and Kinsman Road to the Cuyahoga River. The victims included seven men and five women...
Show Business
Age 31
August 7, 1927 - January 21, 1959
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
"Alfalfa" was one of the most popular and best-remembered characters from the 1930s the Little Rascals and Our Gang short films. Failing to land substantial roles after the Our Gang series, Carl was shot and killed over a petty di...
Show Business
Age 75
April 19, 1898 - November 23, 1973
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Constance, along with her sisters Natalie and Norma, was the youngest of the trio of sisters who took Hollywood by storm in the early days of cinema, and made their family name, Talmadge, one of dynasty proportions in the town of ...
Show Business
Age 73
April 29, 1896 - June 19, 1969
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Unlike her more famous sisters, Constance and Norma, Natalie was an occasional silent film actress and wife of silent film actor and comedian Buster Keaton. She appeared in D.W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916), and Buster Keaton's O...
Show Business
Age 63
May 2, 1894 - December 24, 1957
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Norma Talmadge was one of the glamours stars of Hollywood's Golden Age of the 1920s. Beginning her stage career at the young age of 14, Norma went on to star in over 200 silent movies, winning the idolatry of millions of fans and ...
Music
Age 95
October 15, 1917 - February 5, 2013
Eternal Hills Memorial Park / Oceanside / California / USA / North America
Paul Tanner (October 15, 1917 – February 5, 2013) was an American musician and a member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Tanner gained fame as a trombonist, playing with Glenn Miller and His Orchestra from 1938 to 1942, the group'...
Music
Age 87
February 22, 1913 - February 10, 2001
Pinelawn Memorial Park / Farmingdale / New York / USA / North America
Buddy Tate was jazz saxophone player who made a name for himself playing with such greats as Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman as well as with his own band for over 20 years at the Celebrity Club in Harlem, New York City.
Show Business
Age 26
January 24, 1943 - August 9, 1969
Holy Cross Cemetery / Culver City / California / United States / North America
A talented actress and model during the 1960s, Sharon Tate played small television roles before appearing in feature films and was regularly featured in fashion magazines as a model and cover girl. Receiving positive reviews for h...
Music
Age 47
October 13, 1909 - November 5, 1956
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) / Glendale / California / USA / North America
Art Tatum transported the art of jazz piano improvisation beyond the real and imagined confines of his day. Technically the most advanced and respected pianist in the 1920s nd 1930s, Tatum's influence on later jazz pianist - Bud P...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 82
October 24, 1838 - April 29, 1921
Oakwood Cemetery / Niagara Falls / New York / USA / North America
Annie Edson Taylor was an American schoolteacher who, on her 63rd birthday, October 24, 1901, became the first, and oldest, person to go over Niagara Falls intentionally and survive. The trip itself took less than twenty minutes, ...
Show Business
Age 79
February 27, 1932 - March 23, 2011
Forest Lawn Memorial Park / Glendale / California / USA / North America
With striking beauty and undeniable talent, Elizabeth Taylor captivated audiences. From precocious child actor to unforgettable leading lady, she played legendary female characters who embodied strength, integrity, and unapologeti...
Music
Age 62
September 24, 1933 - August 11, 1996
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
His name might not be familiar, but music fans young and old would recognize his signature drumbeat on one of the most popular instrumental songs ever recorded – “Hawaii Five-O” by the Ventures. Joining the Ventures after th...
Show Business
Age 49
April 26, 1872 - February 1, 1922
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
William Desmond Taylor began his career in Hollywood as a stage actor, engineer, antiques dealer and occasional gold miner. He entered silent film industry as actor in 1912 where Taylor acted in 27 silent films between 1912 and 19...
Music
Age 58
August 20, 1905 - January 15, 1964
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Until Jack Teagarden, jazz trombone sounded like "a dying cow in a thunderstorm" according to jazz trombonist Vic Dickerson. Like musical innovators Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker before him Teagarden developed new ideas and a...